RBDCOV: Face-to-face meeting with EATG’s Community Advisory Panel

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On April 19th, the EATG team met face-to-face with the members of the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) for the RBDCOV project in Girona, Spain.


The first part of the day was focused on discussing the current and future role of the CAP within the RBDCOV project. We had the opportunity to give a brief update on the work that is being done in all the Work Packages, which included the recent approval of the HIPRA’s vaccine by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the state of the art of both the study with children and adolescents and the one with adults with immunocompromising conditions. Furthermore, the involvement of the CAP in the different RBDCOV communications activities was discussed and we had a feedback session on several communication materials that are currently being developed in the framework of the project.


We also gathered the CAP members’ opinions and views on the work done during the first year of the project, on the onboarding process for the new CAP members who have recently joined the project  and had a long and enriching brainstorming session on the psychosocial study, an activity that EATG will lead in 2024. It was a busy but productive morning where several steps were taken to reinforce the collaboration between CAP members.


After having lunch together, we went to HIPRA’s headquarters located in Amer and met Júlia Corominas and Mar Armengol, Clinical Trials Project Leaders. We had the pleasure of visiting HIPRA’s facilities and all the different departments of the company. This meeting allowed the CAP to raise their questions and to discuss diverse matters such as the latest updates on the vaccine development and the RBDCOV representation at conferences.


We are very happy with the results of this face-to-face meeting, which allowed us to strengthen our cooperation and meet the HIPRA team. A really productive and fruitful experience that has contributed to the work of the CAP and EATG in the RBDCOV project. A huge thank you to all the attendees for their hard work and commitment with the project.


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We would like to thank the CAP, counted with the attendance of 8 of its 15 members: Deniz Uyanik, Brian West, Alain Volny-Anne, Mona Sundnes, Arda Karapinar, Juanfran Cabrera Solano, Apostolos Kalogiannis and Daniela Rojas Castro. EATG staff was represented by Rocco Pignata and Fiona Greenhalgh, RBDCOV Project Coordinators. 

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